Los Angeles Lakers: 3 Ways the suspension can help the franchise

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– New faces get acclimated

While we don’t know when teams will be back at practice, it seems like the NBA would certainly allow for some practicing before the season resumes. While the Lakers didn’t make any trades, they did add two new players to the roster during the buyout period.

The additions of Dion Waiters and Markieff Morris were good ones by the Lakers, as they strengthened their roster before entering the playoffs. So far, Morris has played with the Lakers, but he is still getting his groove with a new team.

So far with the Lakers, Morris is averaging 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in just under 15 minutes per game. Even though the numbers aren’t great for Morris, it’s safe to assume that he will get more comfortable the more he plays with his new teammates.

While Morris has started to get his feet wet with the Lakers, Waiters hasn’t had a chance to play with his new team yet. Before the NBA being suspended, Waiters was set to play in the G-League, but their league was suspended as well.

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Assuming there is some practice time allowed soon for teams, guys like Morris and Waiters will benefit from it. Joining a team this late in the season is a challenge, but extra practice time would be beneficial for them.